New Book Launch: ku.lit: asian literature for the language classroom by Dr. Dennis Yeo, Elaine Lim and Vivienne Chua
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
literature for the language classroom is an anthology of Asian literature for secondary school students in
Singapore. It is a joint publication between National Arts Council (Singapore)
and Pearson Education South Asia and aims to facilitate the teaching of English
Language in secondary schools through exposure to literature in its various
genres.The textbook provides students with the opportunity to explore different
types of rich texts.
Book and multimodal text selections from authentic print and non-print sources will include:
- Young adult fiction
- Works of local authors
- Works reflecting different cultures
- Works of different genres (e.g. prose, poetry, drama)
- Creative non-fiction (e.g. biographies/diaries/blogs)
- Graphic Novels
Along with the print version, the electronic book or E-Book is a digital version of the print publication which supports the learning needs of students. Students and teachers will have ease of access to resources and materials as the E-Book platform can be accessed via the Internet and is iPad compatible.
About the authors:
Dennis Yeo (General Editor)
In a teaching career spanning more than two decades, Dennis Yeo has taught at primary, secondary, junior college and tertiary levels. His positions include Subject Head (Literature), Head of Department (Pastoral Care & Career Guidance) and Vice-Principal of Pioneer Junior College. He is currently with the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include Gothic Literature, film, popular culture and literature pedagogy. He received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.
A former Dean of Studies at Singapore Chinese Girls' School, Elaine Goh has an excellent track record of academic development of students in examination and non-examination subjects. She specialises in the teaching of English Language and Literature and is currently the Principal Consultant in Euphonics.
A former teacher and Level Head of General Paper at Pioneer Junior College, Vivienne Chua has a rich experience in the teaching of English Language at the pre-tertiary level. She is currently a General Paper tutor and Head of Department at the School of Thought.